Christmas Art Countdown Day 9

I started my day working on my iPad this morning, trying to get ahead of some designs. Before I knew it, I ran low on battery power. I figured this was the perfect time to get my post written, while the iPad is recharging.

One thing about being an artist is I never seem to have enough desk space. I could have a whole room of counter space and I think I would still feel cramped. I tried to type this with a sketchbook on my desk until I realized that trying to type over the sketchbook was causing a lot of typos.

It’s cold here in Florida. OK, for those of you scoffing in the Northeast, it’s in the low 40’s overnight here. You would be cold in the NE, too. Orlando got down into the 30’s. For those of you who are not as familiar with Florida as you think you are…we DO get seasons down here. Not like you do up North, but trees actually lose leaves here. The one in our backyard is funny. When it gets cold I swear it just dumps leaves over night like a whomping willow. John and I were out doing some shopping this evening and we were like, “sheesh, it feels like Long Island!” This cool weather will come and go until March. On the bright side, at least it FEELS like Christmas. We do cover plants that might get cranky when it is cool. Oh, and Florida CAN get snow, at least in North Florida, like Jacksonville or Tallahassee. I live at the top of South Florida, just below the “frost line” where supposedly you don’t get frost. That’s a load of crap, too, because parts of South Florida, like the Lake Okeechobee area, can get frost and they have a frost warning up tonight for those in frost prone areas.

The manatees are the true Floridas. They bug out and head for warmer waters. They might be chubby but they do not like the cold.

Here’s the perfect sketch for cold weather…..

November Snow Day

I sketched this yesterday during the snow storm. We weren’t supposed to get snow. It was supposed to be all rain however we wound up with several inches of snow. I sketched this from my studio window.